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Join Sam, Alex & Chris as they rank every science fiction film EVER. Every week we dissect a new film before adding it to a giant and highly scientific ranked list. We review a film a week until we run out of films.

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  • 0074: Mad Max

    October 2nd, 2018  |  41 mins 19 secs

    This week the gang watch George Miller's Mad Max, a little Australian indie flick that made a lot of money that introduced the world to Mel Gibson, so has a knock against it from the start.  Join us as we watch an uneven film that a lot of...

  • 0073: The Abyss

    September 25th, 2018  |  56 mins 14 secs

    James Cameron really loves the water, so he made a very expensive film that was very difficult to film so he could become a fish for a few months.  The result is The Abyss, a clunky blockbuster that has a lot more issues than its watery setting.

  • 0072: Predators

    September 17th, 2018  |  52 mins 35 secs

    Remember how great Predator was last week? What a well thought out, tightly scripted and tense action film it was? And remember Predator 2? How it took that formula and transplanted it to a city, adding police procedural stuff and weirdo cults to create some fresh and exciting?

    Well forget all that because this week we watch Predators, where gruff librarian Adrien Brody leads a group of dull Z-listers around a fake jungle in a vain attempt to locate the magic that made the original film so good.

  • 0071: Predator

    September 10th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins

    We're back with a bang, as we celebrate the release of The Predator by watching Predator, no The required. Join us for an in depth breakdown of John McTiernan's monster movie classic.

  • 0070: Equilibrium

    August 27th, 2018  |  56 mins 44 secs

    This week our accidental dystopian double bill continues with Equilibrium!  Christian Bale arrests people for liking art, Sean Bean dies too early and Sean Pertwee lives too long.

  • 0069:1984

    August 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 2 mins

    IT'S OUR 100TH FILM! And what better film to celebrate than the monochrome miserabilism of Michael Radford's 1984, yay! 

  • 0068: Dreamscape

    August 13th, 2018  |  52 mins 14 secs

    This week we enter the world of dreams where Dennis Quaid is doing some questionable things to other people. Its the ’80s classic no one remembers, listen to find out a million ways this film could have been better, our exciting plans for a new Quantum Leap and how foxes plague Chris’ dreams.

  • 0067: Contact

    August 5th, 2018  |  55 mins 17 secs

    This week Chris hosts as we take a look at Robert Zemeckis' Contact, a very long film with some interesting ideas, good acting and Science.  There's even a quiz!  

  • 0066: Them!

    July 31st, 2018  |  54 mins 45 secs

     For a 2nd year running we celebrate Bug Week, this time with the help of some GIANT ANTS.  In a wide ranging episode we dissect the film itself, and also get into projection techniques, an in depth ant quiz, the wonder of a Victorian man in Hollywood and much, much more!

  • 0065: Treasure Planet

    July 23rd, 2018  |  54 mins 52 secs

    We're back from summer break and taking a look at Disney's Treasure Planet, one of the final traditional hand-animated blockbusters from the mouse house, that flopped pretty badly, but is an entertaining (ish) ride.

  • 0064: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

    July 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Our journey through the history of Star Trek on the silver screen reaches its nadir, with William Shatner’s atrocious Star Trek V. Spoilers: We didn’t like it, but of course we didn’t because who does? Join us as we struggle to find a positive, wonder how the Enterprise crew has not been court-martialed by now and try our best to forget Uhura’s dance.

  • 0063: Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    July 4th, 2018  |  47 mins 18 secs

    This week we stick with comedy and a trip back to the late '80s, where the clothes were baggy, the music was radical and the casual homophobia was a shock. Join us as we travel through time and wonder did they really does say what we thought they said??

  • 0062: Muppets From Space

    June 27th, 2018  |  39 mins 19 secs

    Following weeks of big serious blockbusters we veer into the realms of ’90s comedy with the film that killed the Muppets for a decade- Muppets From Space! We talk a lot about muppets, answering such hot button issues as our favourite muppet, favourite muppet movie and favourite idea for a muppet tv spin off. Also we spend a long time quoting Renfro the bear. THE GOAT?!

  • 0061: Jurassic Park

    June 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins

    They say life finds a way and so, like a chaotic fractal blooming into the infinite the SFRS crew finally get back to Jurassic Park, the final of the ‘pilot’ episode films to get a rewatch. This time we each bothered to watch it and so have a lot to say about park safety, the feasibility of a graphics heavy OS, and the concept of Peak Spielberg.

  • 0060: 2001: A Space Odyssey

    June 13th, 2018  |  58 mins 28 secs

    This week we watch 2001, chosen by Matt Fitch, co-author of the fantastic new graphic novel Apollo, in stores now! We break down the film, Alex proposes an extra act break, and then when it comes to the all important ranking the pod erupts in all-out war.

  • 0059: Westworld

    June 4th, 2018  |  49 mins 21 secs

    Westworld is big news again thanks to the HBO series currently airing its 2nd season, but how well does the 1973 original hold up? Is Yul Brynner still terrifying? Is it going to be as painfully slow as most painful sci-fi?